A vibrant speaker, a lively gathering, an hors d’oeuvres and wine reception for members. All are expectations for the Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library’s Annual Meeting to be held at the extraordinary Meadowdale Library, on Thursday, May 22. The members only reception begins at 6:30 p.m., a very short meeting, and featured speaker at 7:15 p.m. This event will wrap up the Friends membership drive.
Marc Leepson, historian, journalist and author of seven books, will discuss his insightful biography of the Marquis de Lafayette, whom Leepson calls an Idealist General, considering his roles in the American and French Revolutions. The book’s title is “Lafayette, Lessons in Leadership.” Leepson will be meeting guests, and signing his books (purchased at the event), and will also be promoting his new book, “What So Proudly We Hailed,” the first biography of Francis Scott Key in seventy-five years.
Want to attend the reception? Not a member? Join now at chesterfieldfriends.org.
Join the Friends and have an opportunity to meet Marc Leepson in a casual reception setting.
The Friends of the Chesterfield County Public Library have been supporting the library for more than 40 years by volunteering in the library, advocating on behalf of the library in the face of budget shortfalls and limited resources, and acting as a voice of the community for the library.
Members enjoy new and expanded benefits, such as a one past-due fine amnesty pass per year of membership ($10 maximum value), discounts at Friends Book Sales which are on-going in each library in addition to big sales at Central and other branch libraries, exciting and unique volunteer opportunities available only to Friends of the Library, and VIP passes to special events such as author visits and book signings. Your membership is an important step to protect and expand the library products and services currently enjoyed in our communities.
The Library needs the Friends to engage with local representatives to advocate for the library, to encourage restoring and maintaining fully open hours in all libraries, to raise funds for increased professional status for staff, to encourage donations, and to encourage library use as a dynamic cultural, educational, and recreational center.